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This Week in Nature

In this week's Nature, Harvard University researchers describe how the burrowing behavior of oldfield mice is driven by just a few genetic loci, in a modular fashion, offering insights into the genetic basis of innate behaviors. Oldfield mice create complex burrows with long entrance and escape tunnels. In contrast, closely related deer mice dig small and simple burrows.

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